Roma students received modern teaching aids

October 1, 2020

As part of the project "Multiculturalism and Antidiscrimination in Subotica", on September 3, 2020, the City of Subotica handed over projectors and interactive boards for five primary schools and the Roma Educational Center. Schools Matko Vukovic, Secenji Istvan, Djuro Salaj, Hunjadi Janos and Vuk Karadzic received modern teaching aids, in which a large number of Roma students attend classes.

"The project is being implemented within the program "EU Support to Roma Inclusion - Strengthening Local Communities for Roma Inclusion", implemented by the Standing Conference of Towns and Municipalities (SCTM) and funded by the European Union with 60 thousand euros", said Ilija Djukanovic, City Council member Subotica in charge of social protection. He stated that in addition to this donation of equipment, the workshops will be organized for teachers and children in local communities with the Roma population, that the magazine "Mosaic" has been prepared, as well as the "Guide to Multiculturalism" intended for schools.

"The project is the result of the work of the Council for the Improvement of Roma Positions, formed in 2016, and since then we have adopted the LAP for the Improvement of Roma Positions until 2021, we formed a mobile team and received support from the Council of Europe through the "Romacted" program. The City will continue to provide strong support to the Roma community in the field of education, culture, but also social and health care", Djukanovic added.

The City of Subotica is also cooperating on this project with the Roma Education Center, which was also given a projector, a board, and a laptop in order to improve cooperation with the civil sector.

Photo: / Dejan Malagurski